How our process works

Grant Process

The Leonard-Litz Foundation will review grant proposals on a rolling basis.

PHASE 1: Submit a grant proposal

The first step is to complete a grant proposal using our website’s grant proposal form. The application should provide a full description of your organization, the work being proposed, the funding required, and how the funding will be used to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people. Be sure to upload the requested documents.

PHASE 2: Review of grant proposals 

The grant review team will review your grant proposal.  If any further information is necessary, we will contact you. The grant proposal may be dispositioned one of two ways:

  1. Approve the grant proposal and schedule a call with your organization to discuss the proposal in more detail.  If necessary, we may request additional documentation.
  2. Recommend you seek funding from another source more closely aligned with the work being done by your organization.

PHASE 3: Review grant applications and disposition

The grant review team will review every grant proposal in detail, with special consideration given to understanding what metrics will be used to measure success in improving the lives of LGBTQ+ people. If any further information is necessary, we will contact you with questions.  The grant application will be dispositioned one of two ways:

  1. Approve the grant proposal. You will receive an email with the details of your grant award and next steps, including how the funding will be disbursed.
  2. Recommend you seek funding from another source more closely aligned with the work being done by your organization.